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Greek Swimmer Andreas Vazaios Wins Gold in European Championships

Greece's swimming champion Andreas Vazaios climbed to the top of Europe for the second time in his career winning the gold medal at the 200 m individual medley event on Friday. After claiming the gold medal in Glasgow in 2019,...

Cypriot Swimmer Takes Gold, Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Karolina Pelendritou, known as the "Princess of the pool," took gold for Cyprus in the 100 meter SB11 Breaststroke event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday. Pelendritou, who is visually impaired, also broke the world record for her event, finishing...

Antonios Tsapatakis Wins Bronze in 100m Breaststroke at the Paralympics

Greek swimmer Antonios Tsapatakis won the bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke SB4 at the Tokyo Paralympics today. Tspatakis completed the race in 1 minute and 40.20 seconds, finishing after Russian swimmer Dmitrii Cherniaev (1.38.96, a new world record)...

How the One-Piece Swimsuit Played a Role in ‘Freeing’ Greek Women

It is hard to imagine that just over 100 years ago, a woman could find herself being arrested for wearing a one-piece swimsuit at the beach!

Greece’s Artistic Swimming Team Advances to Tokyo Olympics

Greece's artistic swimming team qualified on Friday for the Tokyo Olympic Games after a breathtaking performance in in Barcelona, Spain.

Greece is Home to Some of the Best Swimming Waters in Europe

Greece is home to some of the cleanest, highest quality swimming waters in all of the European Union, according to data from the EEA.

Greek Para Swimming Champion: Role Models More Than Likes, Followers

Greek para swimming champion Antonis Tsapatakis spoke about the influence social media has on society upon his return to Athens on Thursday.

Greek Swimmer Christou Grabs Bronze at European Championships

Greek swimmer Apostolos Christou finished third in the final of the 100 meters backstroke and won a well deserved bronze medal for Greece at the European Championships in Budapest on Thursday. Christou adds another medal for Greece in swimming after...

Ntountounaki is First Greek Woman Swimmer To Win European Gold

Swimming in the final of the women’s 100 butterfly, Anna Ntountounaki became Greece’s first-ever woman to win a gold medal in swimming

Did Ancient Greeks Enjoy Swimming and Going to the Beach?

Every summer, Greeks flock to the beaches of the Aegean and Ionian seas to swim and get a tan. But did the ancient Greeks enjoy the beach?